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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:44 pm
by briztoon
Or the head wind turns around when you do. :roll:

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:14 pm
by darkelf921
Or even worse, a huge tail wind as you're struggling up a very steep hill, only to find a massive head wind just as you near the crest and you feel as you're working hard just to ride downhill :-)

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:30 pm
by briztoon
Haha I was just going to type that.

Peddling down a couple of my normal "hills", and was slowing down due to the head wind this morning.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:38 pm
by jacob_T
Alright. Seriously.

Today was too hot. And it's only going to get hotter.
This will be my first summer cycling. How am I going to survive?

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:08 pm
by Comedian
jacob_T wrote:Alright. Seriously.

Today was too hot. And it's only going to get hotter.
This will be my first summer cycling. How am I going to survive?

slip slop slap... Plus drink lots. For transport... Just ride slow. ;)

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:19 am
by ZepinAtor
jacob_T wrote: How am I going to survive?


You're going to melt along with your bike like a little blob of goo into the tarmac.

I'd suggest a mountain bike & a forest = trees & shade. That's where I'll be going this morning (should have gone out 3 hours ago) & on that note as soon as the sun comes up you go out.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:59 am
by RonK
jacob_T wrote:Alright. Seriously.

Today was too hot. And it's only going to get hotter.
This will be my first summer cycling. How am I going to survive?

start early, finish early.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:16 am
by Kenzo
Mountain biking... at night with good lights will yield tonnes of fun and deliver fitness too.
Or as per Comedian's post with riding for transport... My commute is an hour each way and will probably ride it only twice a week.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:29 am
by DTdotcom
Great day for Brissie to GC, hardly any wind to speak of.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:54 am
by Purt
Dimma wrote:Great day for Brissie to GC, hardly any wind to speak of.


notsheriffsrs. Strong northerly wind.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:09 pm
by DTdotcom
Purt wrote:
Dimma wrote:Great day for Brissie to GC, hardly any wind to speak of.


notsheriffsrs. Strong northerly wind.


I thought I was just stronger than last yr :(

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:33 pm
by ZepinAtor
Wish me luck :shock:

I'm about to go out & break every Strava segment heading in a westerly direction & then crawl back against these 50km/hr winds. Should be a real hoot !

If you don't hear from me in 3 hours time I've been blown out to sea.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:48 pm
by jasonc
ZepinAtor wrote:Wish me luck :shock:

I'm about to go out & break every Strava segment heading in a westerly direction & then crawl back against these 50km/hr winds. Should be a real hoot !

If you don't hear from me in 3 hours time I've been blown out to sea.


maybe head west first? then at least you'd deserve the segments...

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:29 pm
by Comedian
The question is... Can I get that sw facing segment I've wanted back for a while on the 29er... :mrgreen:

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:28 pm
by marinmomma
ZepinAtor wrote:Wish me luck :shock:

I'm about to go out & break every Strava segment heading in a westerly direction & then crawl back against these 50km/hr winds. Should be a real hoot !

If you don't hear from me in 3 hours time I've been blown out to sea.


Heading east don't you mean?? With the winds today you could be blown clear across the bay to Stradie....

Cut short my commute this afternoon to get out of this wind quicker...some of the gusts nearly blew me off my bike, even with me wearing a fully loaded backpack!

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:38 pm
by ZepinAtor
jasonc wrote:
ZepinAtor wrote:Wish me luck :shock:

I'm about to go out & break every Strava segment heading in a westerly direction & then crawl back against these 50km/hr winds. Should be a real hoot !

If you don't hear from me in 3 hours time I've been blown out to sea.


maybe head west first? then at least you'd deserve the segments...


OH yeh what a goose, I meant easterly direction.

Anyhoo I'm back in one piece after playing dodge the sticks.

Had an unfortunate interruption to my segment attempt, but giving way to loose kids & dumb pedestrians comes before leader board glory in the interests of safety. Almost came to a complete stop just to make sure all the little devils were safe & out of harms way.

Interesting ride all the same pushing out 250+w at 22km/hr on the flat, then leaning over at about a 10 degree angle (off centre) around the next corner to keep it in a straight line.

BBwwwaaaahh I just had a look at the Strava file & took out 3 kom's. If it wasn't for those (law abiding pedestrians on the shared path) I could have claimed a couple more. (I'm not condoning speeding on a shared path BTW.)

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:48 pm
by jasonc
so weatherzone got it wrong and i did not enjoy my ride home. :oops:

going down one hill it felt like i almost stopped when a gust whipped up

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:50 pm
by marinmomma
jasonc wrote:so weatherzone got it wrong and i did not enjoy my ride home. :oops:

going down one hill it felt like i almost stopped when a gust whipped up


Me too, I kept looking at weather zone hoping to see the arrow pointing toward the SE, but it stubbornly decided to stay pointing east....bugger!

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:12 pm
by Kenzo
Lol... Nice one Zep!

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:27 pm
by Comedian
ZepinAtor wrote:
jasonc wrote:
ZepinAtor wrote:Wish me luck :shock:

I'm about to go out & break every Strava segment heading in a westerly direction & then crawl back against these 50km/hr winds. Should be a real hoot !

If you don't hear from me in 3 hours time I've been blown out to sea.


maybe head west first? then at least you'd deserve the segments...


OH yeh what a goose, I meant easterly direction.

Anyhoo I'm back in one piece after playing dodge the sticks.

Had an unfortunate interruption to my segment attempt, but giving way to loose kids & dumb pedestrians comes before leader board glory in the interests of safety. Almost came to a complete stop just to make sure all the little devils were safe & out of harms way.

Interesting ride all the same pushing out 250+w at 22km/hr on the flat, then leaning over at about a 10 degree angle (off centre) around the next corner to keep it in a straight line.

BBwwwaaaahh I just had a look at the Strava file & took out 3 kom's. If it wasn't for those (law abiding pedestrians on the shared path) I could have claimed a couple more. (I'm not condoning speeding on a shared path BTW.)

good work! :mrgreen:

One of those was mine so I got an email. :)

I had a little nibble back on the way home but the wind had halved kn strength, it was dark, and I was on the 29er. In summary, you'll keep. :mrgreen:

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:18 am
by Wazza
Considering the weather for the last 2 days I thought I would put these up from this mornings tour.

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Shhhh! No steel this morning, don't tell Wal. :wink:

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:43 am
by elantra
Wazza wrote:Considering the weather for the last 2 days I thought I would put these up from this mornings tour.

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Shhhh! No steel this morning, don't tell Wal. :wink:

I cannot believe how perfect the weather was this morning, even if i did have to wear a beanie under my helmet.

Much as i like the view from Shornecliffe or Clontarf, the weather in Italy was also pretty good a few weeks ago.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:21 pm
by ZepinAtor
Comedian wrote:One of those was mine so I got an email. :)


Ooops, sorry about that.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:58 pm
by Comedian
ZepinAtor wrote:
Comedian wrote:One of those was mine so I got an email. :)


Ooops, sorry about that.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That's just how we roll. :lol: :lol:

Did the breeze seem strong at the time? The weather bureau said it was up to 28kph... honking. :)

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:04 pm
by ZepinAtor
Comedian wrote:
ZepinAtor wrote:
Comedian wrote:One of those was mine so I got an email. :)


Ooops, sorry about that.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That's just how we roll. :lol: :lol:

Did the breeze seem strong at the time? The weather bureau said it was up to 28kph... honking. :)


The wind was gusting along at a nice pace as was I :) . If it wasn't for the other path users I could have destroyed that time, but in the interests of safety enough was enough.

Wind assisted................Yes, but I was a triantelope with a TT background. Now race road & MTB in the 40+ age group so this Strava thingo is quite amusing.